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Cry Like A Baby Portable Car Navigation

Got myself a portable car navigation system from Sony to help me when I drive the GranSport. It's one of those that you stick on the dash (using glue that doesn't leave residues - and I hope it's true since I've already put the base on!).

Put all the entries in the address book (quite painful as the menus are all in Japanese ) and then the wife drops it and off it goes in a thousand pieces


Oh well, £250 down the drain
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Wow, it has a gyro to make up for the 'holes' in GPS satellite reception!

Make her buy you a new one!
 
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Yeah, and guess who ends up paying for it anyway?!
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Wow, it has a gyro to make up for the 'holes' in GPS satellite reception!
Most of the new models have that.
 
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Blimey!

I just have Tom Tom on my phone, along with a little solar powered bluetooth GPS receiver. For the amount of times I need Satnav, it works a treat. I can even use it on my pushbike! I have a little pouch for the phone which goes on the 'bars and the GPS receiver goes in my back pocket. The 1st time I did that I had Ozzy Osbourne effing and blinding at every junction, telling me where to go (literally ) You should have seen the reaction from astonished onlookers!
 
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get at tomtom one gb thats what i got. did buy a tomtom 910 for like £450 a couple of years ago but its waste of money never used all the gubbins on it. keep it simple mate
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Whats wrong with good old map reading?
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If you're on your own in the car, it can save a lot of time, especially if you have to alter your route. I usually look on the map before a strange journey though, and get it in my head 1st. If you always take the easy way out of course, you'd lose that skill!

It's a useful tool to have in your 'kit', so long as you don't stick to it slaveishly.
 
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Try reading a map in Japanese mate

At least I've learned how to say "right" and "left" if the Navi tells me to turn
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Try reading a map in Japanese mate

At least I've learned how to say "right" and "left" if the Navi tells me to turn
Does it say, "Moshi Moshi!" ?







(I had trouble ringing Tokyo when I started work
as that phrase used to crack me up for some reason! )



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Moshi Moshi (MOH-shee moh-SHEE) (thanks to KasumiTen for the myth reference)
exp. - Commonly used to answer the telephone in Japan, this expression has no real meaning, with the cloests translation of the term being "hello?" when receiving a phone call. The term itself stems from a Japanese myth of the shape-shifting fox. The fox is a creature of supernatural power and mystery in Japanese tradition. They are said to change their form to that of a woman many times in order to seduce men for benevolent or malicious intent. The term "Moshi, moshi!" has no intrinsic meaning. It is a phrase supposedly foxes cannot pronounce. Therefore, if you say this over the phone and receive a reply the person you are talking with is not a fox in disguise.
ex. - *picking up phone* Hai, moshi moshi?

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Am I right in thinking they read from bottom right to top left in Japan? Does that mean you have to hold the map upside down?
 
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Does it say, "Moshi Moshi!" ?







(I had trouble ringing Tokyo when I started work
as that phrase used to crack me up for some reason! )






Is this true BF?


That's only for telephone conversation
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Does it say, "Moshi Moshi!" ?







(I had trouble ringing Tokyo when I started work
as that phrase used to crack me up for some reason! )






Is this true BF?
That sounds kinda Joovish!
 
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Am I right in thinking they read from bottom right to top left in Japan? Does that mean you have to hold the map upside down?
It's actually from top right to bottom left.
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That sounds kinda Joovish!
That it does. Even when some senior guy
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Hurro, oi vay?
 
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No forin languages allowed Max
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Sue her, and then settle on keeping the Maserati forever, and to buy another one when your current GS needs replacing.
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Blimey!

I just have Tom Tom on my phone, along with a little solar powered bluetooth GPS receiver. For the amount of times I need Satnav, it works a treat. I can even use it on my pushbike! I have a little pouch for the phone which goes on the 'bars and the GPS receiver goes in my back pocket. The 1st time I did that I had Ozzy Osbourne effing and blinding at every junction, telling me where to go (literally ) You should have seen the reaction from astonished onlookers!
I have a similar set up that suits me fine
 
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Sat Nav. Never. As a man I believe it is my right to discover new roads without the need to ask complete strangers for directions. With a GTV the pleasure is more pronounced
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Sat Nav. Never. As a man I believe it is my right to discover new roads without the need to ask complete strangers for directions. With a GTV the pleasure is more pronounced
in which case a sony satnav would suit you just fine as in my experience sony's units have absolutely no idea where they're going 75% of the time and revel in taking you on the most bizarre routes from a to b

Biggie your wife did you a favour - pick up the pieces, toss them in the bin and go out and buy a tomtom instead
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The thing is in the bin Al, but it worked fine till it died ...
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Sue her, and then settle on keeping the Maserati forever, and to buy another one when your current GS needs replacing.
You're clearly a brave man but I like your thinking
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Sony aren't the best SatNavs, but I'm sure there are some
super sexy ones other than TomTom that are available
over in Tokyo.


Anyway, creditcard insurance job, no?
 
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